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Wolves: Lopetegui should unleash Connor Ronan

Julen Lopetegui looks set to arrive as Wolves‘ new manager ahead of the World Cup and given the Old Gold’s shocking form in front of goal this season, he should consider unleashing Connor Ronan.

The Irish midfielder has been with the club since joining from Rochdale in 2014 but has rarely featured in the first team in the eight years since, making just 13 appearances for the first team.

Ronan has endured a number of loan spells away from Molineux to try and prove himself, including time in Switzerland with Grasshopper Zurich and Slovenia with DAC Dunajska Streda but has consistently been overlooked by Wolves’ managers.

After he featured in Bruno Lage’s squad for the pre-season tour of Spain it was perhaps expected that Ronan could play a part in the first team this term but he has either been left on the bench or omitted entirely in the club’s Premier League fixtures so far.

Last campaign saw the 24-year-old enjoy his most fruitful loan spell yet, as he contributed eight goals and five assists in 30 appearances for St Mirren, earning the Scottish side’s player of the season award for his performances.

Does Ronan deserve a chance with Lopetegui?

Yes

Yes

No

No

Ronan clearly has what it takes to make a difference in senior football but he once again finds himself playing for Wolves’ academy side in Premier League 2.

He featured in the Old Gold’s 3-0 win over the Foxes in Monday’s Premier League 2 tie and showed his class with a superb curling effort which drew the attention of Wolves’ official Twitter account, as they lauded it “sublime“.

If Lopetegui wants to be a success at Wolves then he needs a way of adding goals to the team and Ronan looks to be one possible solution who is already waiting in the wings at Molineux.

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His record of six goals and seven assists in 39 appearances for the U21s emphasises that he can be a threat in the final third and when you consider that Wolves’ other midfield options of Matheus Nunes and Joao Moutinho have no goals and one assist between them throughout 2022/23, there seems no reason why Ronan shouldn’t get a chance.

Lopetegui will no doubt assess the whole squad upon his prospective arrival at Molineux so perhaps Ronan should finally be given the opportunity to impress in the top flight, as his performances last season more than warrant it.

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